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The Hyland Report

A hard copy of the Hyland Report (The design of Leaving Certificate science syllabi in Ireland: an international comparison) should be available to all members at your local Branch meetings.

Science for School - UCD paid research in July

Prof. Teeling's bat lab at UCD are organizing a 4-week long paid (€3000 euro minus taxes) research training opportunity for the secondary schools science teachers in July 2014.

Campaign for Ireland to apply for membership of CERN

The potential benefits of job opportunities for our Science and Engineering students is one of the many reasons for us all to support the campaign. Please get your students to complete the survey.
As well as possibly influencing the future of science in Ireland, your students will have the chance to win a CERN “Goody Bag"!

MATHletes Challenge 2014

MATHletes Challenge 2014 is a pioneering maths tournament for Ireland based on the Khan Academy approach to learning and teaching maths. Students from 5th and 6th class in primary school and 1st to 3rd year in secondary school junior cycle compete online and face to face against their peers, with over €20,000 in prizes and the title of MATHletes Challenge Champion 2014 on offer. Students can participate individually or teachers can sign up their class in the Schools Challenge. 

SCRATCH International Programming Trial

You are invited to participate in SCRATCH International Programming Trial. Details attached.

Living the Wildlife

'Living the Wildlife', RTE's flagship natural history series, is on Tuesdays at 7pm on RTE 1. 

What is Life? Science Writing Competition for Students

Tell the story of DNA and RNA through an illustrated Essay or Poem to win €500. Closing date Friday 28th March.

PDST Spring Courses: Biology

Please find attached flyer for the forthcoming PDST Biology Spring 2014 workshops. 
To book a place for our Practical Workshop please click here. 

PDST Spring Courses: Chemistry

Please find attached flyers for the forthcoming PDST Chemistry Spring 2014 workshops. 
To book a place for our Practical Workshop please click here 
To book a place for our Spring Workshop please click here

ISTA Annual Conference NUI Galway 11th-13th April 2014

The 2014 Annual Conference took place in NUI Galway on 11th-13th April. The European Commissioner for Research, Innovation and Science Maire Geoghegan Quinn gave a keynote address at the opening on Friday 11th in Aula Maxima in NUI Galway to a packed Aula Maxima. Thanks to everyone for a great weekend.

Programme of Events
Science Spinning Blog

The Hyland Report: The launch of a Report by Professor Aine Hyland The design of Leaving Certificate science syllabi in Ireland: an international comparison